You know when you have the best of intentions… and then BLAM somebody else’s bad decisions throw a wrench in the works.
That’s how we felt when the paint on our basement door and the walls surrounding it began to peel out in giant sheets that we may or may not have decided to wear over our clothes like togas later…(insert that into the “awkward” category).
After plenty of time with the multitool, a hairdryer, and general malarky, we finally did get that whole nook and most of the doors paint-free. After peeling off the top layer from the basement door, Kevin took it down and stripped it to the wood. We had the shave it to finally get it to shut correctly, but alas.. it does! Things are being added and removed to the to do list.. finally!
So let’s check on that list…
Prime, paint, and seal the cabinets.
- Buy new hardware and add it to the cabinets (duh)
- Paint the walls and ceiling
- Re-do the countertop (either paint or re-laminate)
- Replace the floor
- Finally finish installing the big light
- Replace the under cabinet light
- Find a permanent solution for the trash and recycle bins (on our way!)
- Make the upper corner shelf open shelving
- Possibly replace the above-window light
- Add some sort of curtains to the window and the door
- Strip and repair the doors to the outside
and to the basement
- Paint the doors to the outside and the basement
- Bright high glass white paint on the trim
- Create a family command center on the big open wall that includes a calendar, mail center, meal planner, and anything else we may find useful.